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    How to use Smart Mute and UnMute Email Conversations in GMail


    A new Smart Mute feature (GMail Labs) has been rolled out by Google. Yesterday, They rollod out Recently Used Emoji feature and today this one.

    What is Smart Mute in GMail?

    First let me explain about the Mute Feature. Mute allows gmail users to mute conversation. It means you are preventing a conversation from re-entering your email box.

    Smart Mute is a more refined feature of Mute.

    According to Gmail Blog:

    First up is “Smart Mute,” a new Gmail Labs feature that helps solve the problem of conversations that just won’t die. You know the ones I’m talking about: those emails with 10+ people cc’d where everyone replies all, but you lost interest five emails ago. The current mute behavior doesn’t do well in these situations since the messages are addressed to you. You end up with muted messages in your inbox, and the only way to prevent these emails from coming back to your inbox has been to create a custom filter for a specific conversation.

    How to use Smart Mute and UnMute Email Conversations in GMail

    What happens If one Enables Smart Mute?

    The Muted conversations will only appear in the inbox only if the new email is addressed to you or the conversation email has your email address included in TO or CC list.

    How to Enable Smart Mute in GMail?

    1. Login to Gmail
    2. Click on Labs tab in Gmail Settings
    3. Enable “Smart Mute”
    4. Mute will behavior will get applied across all version of Gmail be it web, mobile or android

    Since, the Mute is applied across. There are multiple ways to unmute conversations

    How to Unmute Conversation in GMail?

    1. First Way: Select the list of emails from the Inbox and Select “Unmute” from “More actions” menu.
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    2. Second Way: When viewing the Email Conversation, Look for “Muted” word with “X” icon.
    3. Click on that “X” just after Muted word to Unmute the conversation
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    Have you used Mute feature in GMail before?

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